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    Denis Beakey

    Positive | Passionate | Listener

    Mini Bio

    Sometimes the present can tell us a lot about the past, if you look! And so, on the wheel of life I now have more time to travel, have fun, explore and learn. I can still feel the childish excitement of seeing something new or making connections which help my understanding of the world. That is probably key to my own life’s path, and it hasn’t stopped yet.

    Born in Dublin in the 1960s, we had the freedom of the city and nearby country to roam at will, and thus the seeds of adventure were born. Studies in Dublin and the UK were mixed with hill walking and climbing trips home and abroad as time and opportunity allowed. Family life and a career in Criminology followed. Life is a broad church so time was always made available to explore and take on new challenges. I do like to read too.

    Working for Wilderness Ireland and showing people the Ireland I have come to know and understand is a natural extension of my life.

    Places to Play

    The Burren on the west coast of Ireland with its cliffs, hills, geology, history, flora and Atlantic waves. A joy. Oh, and anywhere in the hills and forests of Ireland that I can experience a trail run.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I have been captivated by Art. No doubt, it will be an enduring interest.

    Qualifications Read More

    Mountain Leader and REC 3.

    Specialist Subjects Read More

    Geology, mountain flora, history, archaeology, and our psychological, social and economic interplay with wild places.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    I enjoy mountain experiences of any type, and they don’t all have to be adrenaline rushed. However, I have had some epic trips, including a Cairngorm plateau traverse to escape a raging winter blizzard off a climbing route. There was also an unplanned overnight on the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn, which we had just climbed, to assist another party.
    My current project involves hiking all of Scotland’s Munros to explore some of the less well-known mountains there. It’s more of an experience than a bucket list thing, to be honest.

    Adventurer's Stories about Denis

    Extremely knowledgeable, personalized the trip to accommodate each group member, made the trip exceptional

    Sandra Strachan
    Hiking and Island Hopping - Cork and Kerry
    Reviewed on 22/05/2023

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